Special Issue "Satellite Microwave Remote Sensing for Severe Storms Detection"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensing in Geology, Geomorphology and Hydrology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Sante Laviola
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Guest Editor
National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC), Bologna, Italy
Interests: satellite remote sensing; precipitation; hail; convection; severe storms
Dr. Yalei You
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Guest Editor
Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center/Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
Interests: passive microwave precipitation retrieval; precipitation dataset validation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The last two decades have seen significant increasing precipitation products from satellite microwaves. Since the launch of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) and the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) aboard NOAA 15 in 1997–98, the advancement of sensor technology equipped in new satellite missions strongly improved the sampling of the atmosphere, allowing the retrieval of several hydrological parameters. New architectures of passive and active satellite sensors provided accurate measurements of precipitation by improving the retrieval of frozen hydrometeors. Currently, a wide range of microwave sensors orbiting around the Earth offers an unprecedented opportunity to investigate precipitating systems by identifying cloud-scale details useful to better classify cloud types and evaluate the severity degree of storms.

This Special Issue will publish contributions from research, operational products, and data assimilation capabilities of microwave satellites used in support of the investigation of severe storms. Studies that address connections with essential climate variables are particularly welcome. Contributions from CubeSat applications and theoretical studies with new microwave sensors onboard future satellite missions are also strongly encouraged.

Dr. Sante Laviola
Dr. Yalei You
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Passive and active satellite microwaves
  • Precipitation and heavy rain
  • Hail and snowfall
  • Extreme weather
  • Climatology
  • Water Cycle
  • Algorithms, theoretical methods, and operational products
  • Precipitation dataset validation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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